Tuesday Storm Update…
Not many changes to the forecast today. Kind of a complex event over the next two days that will bring rain and some snow.
You can see on satellite the low spinning of the SoCal coast drawing subtropical moisture up through CA from the South. The rain will be moving in tomorrow and we could see a quarter to a half inch of rain into Wednesday night.
The snow levels will start to come down Wednesday night from over 9000 ft. to 7500-8000 ft. That will start the accumulating snow above 8000 ft. There are a few resorts open still this week so we will be able to get some measurements Thursday morning.
Then on Thursday the cold front, which you can also see on satellite, will move through from the NW dropping snow levels close to lake level Thursday. With temp in the 40′s not expecting the snow to stick. Snow showers could last into Thursday night. Temps will only be in the 30′s on the mountains Thursday and Friday.
Above 7000 ft. we could see a few inches accumulate on the mountains Thursday. Totals of 3-6 inches above 7000 ft. and 6-9 above 8000 ft. are possible by Friday morning, and maybe 9-12 on the highest peaks along the crest. Not a big deal but on the highest peaks you could get some fresh turns in Thursday and Friday.
Then the weather gets quiet and temps jump back up into the 60′s over the weekend. The weather looks like it could stay quiet for a little while after this system. A trough will be around the West coast the second half of next week but it doesn’t look like much precip will come this far South right now.
Definitely not as active looking snow wise as last year but we could always get another storm in May. I remember riding fresh powder at Alpine on closing day last year on May 15th. BA
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